Film/TV

Looking Back at Sports Films of 2016

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Now that this year is drawing to a close, it’s fun to look back and remember the great sports films we got to see this year. If you missed any of these sports films, now is a great time to rent or borrow them, grab a beer (I’m more the hot cocoa kinda girl) and cuddle up on the couch …

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Jerry Maguire Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Jerry Maguire

“You had me at hello!” The movie ‘Jerry Maguire’ turned 20 this year and has brought us some of the most iconic lines in movie history. “Show me the money!” Sports agent Leigh Steinberg was the inspiration for the movie and the Jerry Maguire character and I had the chance, in 2014, to interview Leigh about his book The Agent: My …

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10 Sports Films that Make Great Stocking Stuffers

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Looking for perfect stocking stuffers? How about great sports films? Check out Black Friday specials on some of these classic sports movies. These are 10 of my favorites. I’ve posted them here with their description. A League of Their Own: As America’s stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in …

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W.P. Kinsella, Author of “Shoeless Joe,” Dies at 81

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Both the literary and the sports worlds are mourning the death of W.P. Kinsella, the Canadian author who penned “Shoeless Joe,” the inspiration behind the movie ‘Field of Dreams.’ “Shoeless Joe” was Kinsella’s first novel and one that he is most famous for. It told the story of an Iowa farmer who, after hearing someone tell him “Build it and they will …

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Missed Connections: Lena Dunham and OBJ

Lena Dunham, I had stuff to do. I’ve got five more NFL divisions to preview, a Super Bowl LI prediction to make, Week One Power Rankings and so much more on my plate. And then you decide to… well, be you. And this time you got “you” all over my sports, so that’s going to be a problem. In case …

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Hard Knocks: Jeff Fisher Tries Comedy

As an NFL head coach, the Los Angeles Rams’ Jeff Fisher makes an excellent general manager. While I may not trust Fisher to make the final calls on all the training camp cuts, but his drafts and player acquisition moves have been good. He’s built a high-quality roster, the best the Rams have had since the Kurt Warner – Marshall …

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Film News: John Cena to Star in Andy Samberg Film

According to Deadline, WWE superstar John Cena (who made a hilarious splash in Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck) was recently cast in Andy Samberg’s sports film mockumentary, Tour de Pharmacy, where Samberg takes a look into the rampant doping in the world of professional cycling. Mike Tyson has also been added to the cast. This project marks the second collaboration with HBO for …

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John Cena is Feeling Good, Especially About “American Grit”

John Cena says that he’s feeling pretty damn good lately. “I’m like that relief pitcher in the bullpen just waiting for the phone call,” he says about his return to the WWE. “So, I’m ready to go, I’m just waiting for the manager to ring the phone, and answer it, and put on the old Superman outfit and show up …

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Dolph Ziggler Stars in Countdown, Talks WWE and ‘Fletch’

Step aside John Cena and make some room Dwayne Johnson. WWE Superstar Dolph Ziggler is the latest professional wrestler to headline in a movie, starring in Countdown (Lionsgate/WWE Studios), which was just released on Blueray and DVD. The good-looking athlete uses his acting chops to portray Ray, a wayward cop haunted by the loss of his son who defies his …

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What New in Sports and Films — Pelé!

Film festivals showcase some of the best independent filmmakers in the country, so if you’re in the area don’t miss this one. The newportFILM SPORTS film festival debuts on April 29 at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island. There will be a variety of sports movies on boxing, horse racing and more. Winning looks inside the …

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